The Roosevelt New Orleans To Celebrate Its Grand Opening in High Style Oct. 23 – 25

Posted on: September 14th, 2009 by admin 3 Comments

Event Also Marks Introduction of John Besh’s Domenica Restaurant and Internationally Acclaimed Guerlain Spa

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The Roosevelt New Orleans will roll out the red carpet for a historic grand-opening gala weekend Oct. 23-25 featuring world-famous New Orleans entertainers and the introduction of John Besh’s Domenica Restaurant and the acclaimed Guerlain Spa, benefiting area non-profits.

The newest member of the Waldorf Astoria brand, the hotel follows up on its July ribbon-cutting with a weekend of festivities expected to attract up to 1,000 guests to hear New Orleans’ first family of funk, the Neville Brothers; Grammy Award-winning singer Irma Thomas; musician, composer and producer Allen Toussaint; and clarinetist Tim Laughlin.

The events will coincide with the opening of Domenica as well as the introduction of the 12,500-square-foot Guerlain Spa, which will feature 10 private treatment rooms, a fitness center, a couple’s therapy suite and more.

“Our grand-opening marks the return of a New Orleans icon that is revered by locals and visitors from around the world,” said general manager Tod Chambers. “Downtown New Orleans has what we call a ‘sense of place’ because of its history and vibrancy. Now, with the return of The Roosevelt, we’re playing a key role in our city’s future.”

The Oct. 23 and 24 events are combined into one package that includes a two-night stay at the luxurious hotel, two tickets to the events, a welcome amenity upon arrival, a Roosevelt New Orleans commemorative gift and valet parking. Entertainment includes:

* Oct. 23: The Neville Brothers in the Roosevelt Ballroom starting at 8 p.m. Included are two tickets to the performance, hors d’oeuvres and an open-bar reception.
* Oct. 24: Grammy Award-winning singer Irma Thomas and musician, composer, and producer Allen Toussaint in the Roosevelt Ballroom starting at 8 p.m. Included are two tickets to the performance, a four-course dinner, wine and a champagne toast. Black tie is required for this event.

Prices for these packaged events are $1,500 per couple for guests choosing a deluxe room and $1,750 per couple for those preferring a luxury suite.

Tickets to the Oct. 25 champagne jazz brunch in the Blue Room, open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., may be purchased at an additional cost of $75 each.

Reservations are available by calling in-house reservations at (504) 648-5380.

3 Responses

  1. Megan says:

    Just curious, does this mean Domenica and the Spa will not be open until late October? We were hoping for the first week of October, but have not been able to pin down an opening date. Thanks so much!

  2. Carrie says:

    Hi Megan. Domenica is now open, as of last week. The Guerlain Spa is set to open at the end of September/beginning of October. I hope this helps!

  3. Gwen Hardison says:

    What a great event and lovely historical hotel. My father stayed at the then known as Fairmont during World War II. It can compete with any of the best hotels internationally. Congratulations on your reopening!

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